Becoming a British citizen

There are different ways to become a British citizen. The most common is called naturalisation.

You will need to obtain approval from the Home Office to become a British Citizen. Once you have approval you will receive an invitation letter which will allow you to book a Citizenship Ceremony.

If you're over 18 you will need to take part in a citizenship ceremony, after which you’ll receive your certificate. You'll need this if applying for a British Passport.

For further information see how to become a British citizen.